Saturday, April 17, 2010

Urban archeology



In the back of the Park Lage mansion, the domestic services were still made, at the beginning of last century, as if we were in colonial times. The washerwoman, for example, worked in these stones and cement tanks, with water coming directly from the springs of the mountains where today stands the Christ the Redeemer.

Nos fundos da mansão do Parque Lage, os serviços domésticos ainda eram feitos, no início do século passado, como se estivéssemos na época colonial. As lavadeiras, por exemplo, trabalhavam nestes tanques de pedra e cimento, com água vinda diretamente das nascentes das montanhas onde hoje está o Cristo Redentor.

4 comments:

  1. Great photos. I can just see the servants slaving over the washing while chattering.

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  2. i didnt know that about parque lage... thanks for posting it

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  3. So very interesting info. Great greens.

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  4. great greens indeed... i think this really shows how our city is humid...

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